Powerball Results, Numbers for 1/16/21: Did Anyone Win the $640 Million?
There were no overall winners for the $640 million Powerball jackpot on Saturday night, but two lucky players scooped $2 million each.
The winning numbers were 14, 20, 39, 65 and 67 with the Powerball being 02. There was also a 3X Power Play, multiplying the amount players could win outside the main jackpot by three.
The value of the jackpot for Wednesday’s draw has now increased to $730 million—which is currently the fourth-largest jackpot in the game’s history—with a cash option of $546 million.
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The Powerball jackpot was last won on September 16, when a ticket purchased in Ballston Spa, New York, returned a $94.6 million prize.
Prior to that, the jackpot was won on August 12, when one lucky player in Florida matched all five white balls and the Powerball to pocket a massive $169 million payout.
While there were no overall winners on Saturday night, there were two winners for the second-place $1 million prize, with tickets sold in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. Both players pocketed $2 million as they had purchased a Power Play.
Eleven second-prize tickets returned $1 million each as they matched all five balls, but players didn’t buy the Power Play option Those tickets were sold in California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia.
There were 82 tickets sold nationwide that matched four of the five white balls and the Power Ball for the $50,000 third prize. Of those ticket holders, 15 purchased the Power Play, which made their third-prize winnings worth $150,000.
Just over 2,000 players won $100 by matching four numbers and of those winners 405 won $300 by using the Power Play. Additionally, almost 5,500 people won $100 by matching three numbers and the Power Ball and among them over 1,000 multiplied their prize to $300 using the Power Play.
Like the Mega Millions lottery, the Powerball is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
There are nine ways to win a prize, ranging from $4 to the jackpot, which increases with each draw that it is not won. The overall odds of winning a prize in the Powerball lottery are 1 in 24.9 but, according to the Powerball website, the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338.
A player will win if the numbers on one row of their ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn. Tickets cost $2 per play with the option of adding the Megaplier to a ticket for an additional $1 per play.
For payment, money that is won can either come as an annuity, one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments rising by five percent each payment, or cash, which is described online as a “one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the jackpot prize pool.”
If you win a jackpot, call lottery officials at 1-800-222-0996.
The next Powerball draw is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20.
Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot is now at $850 million, the second-highest in that game’s history ahead of its draw on Tuesday, January 19.There were no overall winners, meaning the value of the jackpot for the next draw has now increased to $730 million. ]]>